Mother of God! Twist that gave Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar an unexpected wedding shock










Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty is responsible for quickly getting to the core of complicated investigations.

But when it came to his daughter’s engagement, Adrian Dunbar was a little in the dark – and only learnt about it when it was about to be revealed in the Daily Mail.

The 63-year-old actor’s daughter Madeleine said she had to hurriedly give her dad the good news because she had already told the newspaper and it was about to be published.

Engagement: Madeleine Dunbar, 34, proposed to Callum Lazenby-Todd, 32, on London’s South Bank – and nearly got arrested

Detective work: Adrian Dunbar with daughter Madeleine. Inset, as Ted Hastings in Line of Duty

Detective work: Adrian Dunbar, Madeleine, and his daughter. Inset, as Ted Hastings during Line of Duty

Actress and songwriter Miss Dunbar, 34, is to marry roofer Callum Lazenby-Todd, 32, after she proposed to him on London’s South Bank – and nearly got arrested.

Dunbar was happy to hear that his daughter was being married, despite being beaten by the Mail.

Miss Dunbar said: ‘He said, “Of course I’m delighted. My baby daughter’s getting married!”’ 

She added: ‘I was a little worried about the fact that I was the one who asked Callum to marry me, because Dad comes from a very traditional Irish background and I was concerned about what he would think. 

“But he didn’t have any problem with it. He knows me. He knows it’s the kind of thing I do!’

Miss Dunbar told how she was down on one knee on a jetty on the Thames outside London’s Oxo Tower – where the couple had their first kiss – in June when security guards called the police, saying they were trespassing as the jetty was closed.

Miss Dunbar, who yesterday released a single titled Manchild Apocalypse, said: ‘I was really nervous as I’d been waiting on this jetty for an hour. 

Callum sat next to me, and I pulled out an Irish Claddagh Ring from my jewellery bag. 

‘But I was down on my knee declaring my love for this man when I heard a security guard shouting at us, telling us we were not supposed to be there and that they were calling the cops.’

Old Bill: The 63-year-old actor¿s daughter Madeleine said she had to hurriedly give her dad the good news because she had already told the newspaper and it was about to be published

Old Bill: The 63-year-old actor’s daughter Madeleine said she had to hurriedly give her dad the good news because she had already told the newspaper and it was about to be published

She added: ‘I just started bawling. Because the moment was spoiled, I was crying and crying and crying. 

‘But Callum said, “Don’t worry. Yes, I will marry you”, and he let me put the ring on his finger.’ 

The couple, who first met in June of last year, will be expecting their first child in Dec.

Miss Dunbar said her mother, Dutch-Australian actress Anna Nygh, 73, wondered at first why she didn’t wait for Callum to pop the question. 

But she said: ‘I think I preferred the special feeling of asking mysel

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